Holiday Series: Momma’s Dutch Apple Pie
Today I’m introducing a new series to Cordially K, the Holiday Series, which you can expect to see every Sunday morning! In this Holiday series we’re going to talk about everything from gift guides that fit each person on your list, to dessert recipes from bakers I love, all the way to the soirees and parties! From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year's, let’s get into it!
First on the Holiday Series is one of my favorite recipes of all time growing up, Momma’s Apple Pie! I think my mother is the world’s greatest cook and it seems everything I eat is compared to her recipes and all the delicious things I had growing up. Every Thanksgiving she makes this delicious Dutch Apple Pie and it kills me - like I could probably eat an entire pie myself, no problem. Haha no shame! This year I decided to make the Apple Pie for our Thanksgiving and just like my mom’s, it was a hit!
Pillsbury Pie Crust
8 Granny Smith Apples
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
Dash of Vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter (softened, not melted!)
1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
1 ½ cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
Dash of cinnamon
Heat oven to 400°F before you begin the fun part!
Peel, cut and rinse all 8 of the apples into thin slices. I prefer to keep my slices pretty thin so the pie is soft. Place aside in a large bowl.
On a countertop or larger cutting board, sprinkle all purpose flour all over the surface (you don’t want your precious dough to stick to the surface!). Get out that Pillsbury Pie Crust and begin rolling it with a rolling pin and roll the dough so it fits the dish you plan to use. I used a 9-inch pie dish! Once it’s the right size, gently lift the pie crust and place it in the greased dish, be careful not to stretch any of the pie crust too much. If there is any excess crust hanging, be sure to trim that off.
Back to the large bowl with your apple slices, begin tossing all of the filling ingredients until the apple slices are evenly coated. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, pour the coated slices in the pie dish. Be sure to get all of the excess vanilla, sugar and cinnamon in the pie, this will keep the pie nice and (as much as I hate to say it) moist.
Wash your hands again for this next part! In a medium sized bowl, use your fingers to mix the butter, flour, brown sugar until crumbs are formed. If you are wanting bigger crumbs, add a little more flour and butter. Once that is finished, sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples. Once that is good to go, I like to sprinkle cinnamon over the top!
Bake your pie for 45 to 50 minutes. You’ll want to wait until that gorgeous crust turns golden. This pie takes a bit too cool, so be sure to place it on a cooling rack once it’s done baking.
Hope you guys enjoyed my coveted pie recipe! In the comments below share your favorite holiday dish!